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Today, Health Affairs published a new blog by Petris Center researchers, entitled “Financing Universal Coverage In California: A Berkeley Forum Roadmap.” The blog provides updated estimates of health spending in California under the status quo for the period 2015 through 2022, and of the potential expenditure reductions from implementing the three Berkeley Forum cost-saving initiatives – global budgets/integrated care systems, patient-centered medical homes, and palliative care – for the period 2018 through 2022. The blog shows that if California were able to capture these spending reductions, they could be used to finance health coverage for the remaining uninsured Californians.
You can read the full blog on the Health Affairs website here.
The blog is a companion piece to the Petris Center report “Proposal to Use Three Initiatives to Lower Healthcare Spending and Finance Universal Health Insurance Coverage in California.” You can read the full report here.